Not the theme song for my new album anymore, but a dense yet quiet melodic and direct one ! Marco Rosano : bass clarinet, clarinet, bass saxophone, tenor saxophone ; Viveka Eriksson : vocals and some lyrics ideas Jörg Fischer : cymbals centered drums ; Markus Breuss : trutruca ; Thilo Schacht : high electronic noises ; Marco Oppedisano : some electroacoustic guitar samples. Now appears with a different vocal mix on Le savant devait arriver avant songeur - 2008, available here.
Marco Oppedisano : ambient, clean sounding, fuzzy and electroacoustic guitars (5 different kinds of guitar sounds) Viveka Eriksson : vocals Tiny Orchestra : oddly recorded tribal winds Gregory Jacobsen : electroacoustic sample . Now appears with a different vocal mix on Le savant devait arriver avant songeur - 2008, available here.
It is perhaps my most accessible song with easily my melodic and carefully performed vocals. It is a synthesis of all my ideas (everything else is in Audiomachie perhaps). On some way, the instrumentation takes me back to 2001 when I have first made a piece with organ, violins and hidden organic textures. It was around that time when I started to really sound like something I enjoyed. Obviously, this new piece is a little bit more complex than the piece I have made back then. A recurring sound in my mind is now fully developed in reality.
Now appears on Audiomachie / Logomachie - 2009, available here :
Another one with many violins and cellos. Ondes louvier, layers of vst plug-ins experiments and timpani are also dominating the mix. Drums by Jörg Fischer and some sampler soundscapes by Carlo Serafini (really organic) add a little something. I sing the vocals with Viveka Eriksson. Now appears on Audiomachie / Logomachie - 2009, available here.
The propensity to go forward..
is an assimilation
of improbable variations
before I saw it !
Could you pretend to believe in them
No, I just need them to
live with the desire
Single mistakes of daily life dominate us / I saw here
It should be used with discretion
I prepare a mixture of time and reason
No time should be wasted without my permission
Only caring is not caring (x2)
Perhaps my most natural sounding composition; made with bass viole de gambe (such a terrific resonance, this instrument), cellos and violas, transversal flute (with haunting hiss), various heavy and light percussions. It features almost no dissonance and in terms of imagery, it is the alter ego of Bruissement de griserie. Perhaps, to fix a ship, we need to invent upside down navigation. Only two takes were needed by Viveka Eriksson, all these incredible vocals were in there !! Now appears on Forecast Proof - 2009, available here.
I composed this mostly electronic song (with exceptions : vocals, two violins and a trombone; for this last one, a lo-fi recording that is electronic in quality) with plenty of frequencies that are never heard in acoustic chamber music. I didn't want any instrument or set of instruments to lead the way. This way, each instrument can build its own life. Frédéric Szymañski adds guitars of electronic flavors. Viveka only needs two takes these days ! Now appears on Forecast Proof - 2009, available here.
Vocals composed by Viveka Eriksson and Liz Alice, edited and mixed by Berger Rond. Instrumental composition and original lyrics by Berger Rond (modified by Viveka and Liz). Now appears with a different mix on Etrange en Compagnie - 2010, available here.
C’était la nuit devant
Encore une attente préliminaire
Je croyais me déprendre systématiquement
Quelque part, il y a des oublis vitaux
Nous allons tirer des possibles
Quelque part, des possibles oublis vitaux
Oublis, nous allons en tirer
Diva ! Devouring intention
Devouring in tension ! / vitaux
Be there, we need you
a preliminary wait / youuuu...
Diva ! Devour..
From them, devouring !
Prendre la porte !
Vocals composed by Viveka Eriksson and Daniel Knox, edited and mixed by Berger Rond. Instrumental composition and original lyrics by Berger Rond (played with by Daniel and Viveka). Now appears on Etrange en Compagnie - 2010, available here.
Me détester quand je l'aime
Pourquoi les gens me détestent ?
Je l’aime !
Wanting to be wrong !
Why people hate me so much ?
Maybe ‘cause there’s too many to love me !
Some come from lonely places,
(others from countries) where it is hot
I love places where it’s hot
even if I don’t spend a lot of time outside
‘cause there are too many sick people
packed one one another
where it’s hot
I love to walk
but I find this
a war machine